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June 2016


Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Date/Time: 6/27/2016 - 6/29/2016, 3 Day Course
Location: Iowa State University, 0308 Elings Hall
Notes: A 2.5 day course leading to Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) designation as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). ?This course is intended for individuals needing Preventive Controls Qualified Individual designation to create Food Safety Modernization Act Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventive Control plans for their animal food facilities. A certificate of completion will be given by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. There will be in-class group exercises. This course is offered in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association. Deadline for registraiton is midnight, June 17, 2016. Class size is limited to 60 and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed when the course reaches capacity and a waiting list will be started.

Boots to Business Reboot Program

Date/Time: 6/28/2016, 8:30AM- 5:30PM
Location: Council Bluffs, Chamber of Commerce, 149 West Broadway
Notes: This program introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and leads participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. Contact Andy Alexander for more details or with any questions at andyalex@iastate.edu

Registrations/Certifications

Date/Time: 6/28/2016, 9:00 - 11:30AM
Location: ISU Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Notes: This 2.5 hour session will provide you with an overview of the different registrations and certifications available to companies interested in doing business in the government sector. Attendees will receive a top-level briefing from each organization and then have an opportunity to participate in round table discussions hosted by the each of these areas: Small Business Administration: HUBZone Program, 8(a) Business Development Program/Small Disadvantaged Business Preference Program, Woman-Owned Small Business / Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business Program Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals: Targeted Small Business Program (TSB) Iowa Department of Transportation: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) North Central Minority Supplier Development Council: Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE) CIRAS' Procurement Technical Assistance Program: Veteran Owned Small Business Program, Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Program, System for Award Management, other state / local registrations and certifications Get your questions answered for any and all of these registrations and certifications from your local point of contact!? Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101 or the appropriate "Preference Program" on demand training prior to attending this session.

ISO 9001:2015 Understanding its Impacts on your Quality Program

Date/Time: 6/28/2016, 9AM - 4PM
Location: Ames, Alumni Center, South Ballroom
Notes: Every ISO 9001-registered company will need to comply with this major change to the standard. Understanding what is different is the first step in implementing the updated standard. This workshop will ensure that the processes required by ISO 9001:2015 are in place before re-certification.

Making Technical Ideal Real: Fostering Tech-Innovation Collaborations with Iowa Companies

Date/Time: 6/29/2016, Noon - 2pm
Location: Newton DMACC Campus
Notes: Presentation on how companies can engage in tech collaborations with ISU with time for some networking. For more information, please contact Frank Liebl, frankliebl.ndc@gmail.com, Office: 641.787.8209, Mobile: 641.521.1868

July 2016


Small Group Networking - SE Iowa

Date/Time: 7/5/2016, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Location: Iowa City Public Library, Room B
Notes: This informal Government Contracting networking session will provide an in person option for networking and learning from other companies and the CIRAS Government contracting specialists. Topic discussions can range from timely changes to Government contracting programs or new opportunities, or could be a venue to get specific feedback from your peers and CIRAS on a current Government contracting issues you are facing. This is a great way for you to build your network of businesses pursuing Government contracting, build a relationship with your Government contracting specialists, and to keep up on the latest information on Government contracting topics and opportunities.

GovCon 101

Date/Time: 7/12/2016, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

LeanWise SE

Date/Time: 7/13/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: TBD
Notes: Session 4 of 6 An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver's seat A safe place to share challenges and opportunities Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it A certified facilitator to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Each session includes a Lean/Continous Improvement related presentation, facility tour, facilitated sharing and lunch. To Join and/or for more information contact Holly Mueggenberg, Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI, 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Sausage and Processed Meats

Date/Time: 7/18/2016 - 7/22/2016, 8am-5pm, last day 8am - Noon
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
Notes: The short course focuses on the technology of sausage production and other types of meat processing. Topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. The 2016 course will cover fresh sausage, cooked sausage and dry and semi-dry sausage in addition to section and formed cured meats and whole muscle precooked meats. Production of reduced fat products will be discussed and a special feature will be presentations on “ethnic sausage products.” The course will use a hands-on approach to meat processing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product. Enrollment for this course is limited to 60 so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations and gain hands-on experience with the latest technology.

Theory of Constraints: What is the Goal?

Date/Time: 7/20/2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Luther College, Decorah
Notes: This event is targeted to those companies that are tired of struggling to use traditional improvement methods to make more money without results or just don't know where to start. The goal of this workshop is to provide you a much clearer path on how to help your company make more money.

Marketing to the Government Session 1: Purpose and Preparation for Government Marketing

Date/Time: 7/26/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This module will set the stage for your Government marketing efforts and define the purpose and the “why” of Government marketing, as well as provide recommendations for preparing your business to market to your Government target customers. In part, the session will discuss understanding how the target agencies do business, your specific marketing message/materials, and other considerations prior to beginning your marketing journey. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you attend GovCon 101 and Market Research prior to attending any of the Marketing Modules, but especially sessions 2-5. All of the Marketing Modules can be attended at any time, however likely you will get the most out of the series if you attend them in sequence.

Developing a Capability Statement for Government Contracting

Date/Time: 7/28/2016, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Location: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St.
Notes: Capabilities Statements are a great way to clearly and simply communicate your core competencies, past performance and general company information to Government customers. The Government also utilizes these statements when reviewing a company's "fit" with their agency. During this 2 hour hands-on workshop, you'll discover how to develop a robust and concise company marketing piece to share with Government customers and assist with your Government marketing pursuits. Contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu for more information.

Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date/Time: 7/31/2016 - 8/5/2016
Location: Ames
Notes: The next generation of leaders will define your company's future. Are they ready? CIRAS has a way to help you take the first step. Contact Mike O'Donnell for an application: modonnll@iastate.edu or 515-509-4379

August 2016


Profitability Analysis of New and Existing Products

Date/Time: 8/4/2016, 9AM - 12:00PM
Location: Webster County Extension Office, Fort Dodge, IA
Notes: This workshop will cover through discussion how to evaluate your current products to identify which ones are most profitable. Additionally, we will discuss how to identify potential sources of profitability when developing new products.

GovCon 101

Date/Time: 8/9/2016, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: GovCon 101 occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5431843997791563265 This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Subcontracting Opportunities

Date/Time: 8/16/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better “fit” for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government contracting specialist prior to attending this session. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

Idea to Mass Production in 3 Days

Date/Time: 8/17/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: TBD - Des Moines
Notes: What if you could go from an idea to production in just 3 days? How would that change your company? Learn how using a combination of digital tools and additive manufacturing can revolutionize your product development process. CIRAS will tell the story of how they went from a series of product ideas to a mass-produced injection molded product in just 3 days, and teach some of the background techniques that can help you pull off similar feats.

Iowa Vendor Conference

Date/Time: 8/23/2016, 9AM - 3PM
Location: Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Notes: More details to follow soon!

Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Date/Time: 8/23/2016 - 8/25/2016, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: The Meadows Events and Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona
Notes: A 2.5 day course for animal food processors leading to Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) designation as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Registration fee – $650 Objectives The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires facilities processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients) to comply with new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a "preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI)." This course is the standardized training developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. It is accepted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as meeting the requirements of PCQI designation. The course content will provide knowledge of the FSMA animal preventive controls rule, and training for creation of an effective animal food safety plan. Target audience This course is intended for individuals needing Preventive Controls Qualified Individual designation to create Food Safety Modernization Act Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventive Control plans for their animal food facilities. A certificate of completion will be given by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. There will be in-class group exercises. Contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu with questions.

Competitive Intelligence Bootcamp for Government Contractors™ LITE

Date/Time: 8/24/2016, 8AM - NOON
Location: Tero Learning Center 1840 NW 118th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50325
Notes: Competitive Intelligence Bootcamp for Government Contractors™ taught by Guy Timberlake, is a high-energy immersion into the facts, benefits, misunderstandings and mysteries of developing knowledge and relationships to identify and win federal contracts and subcontracts. It’s graciously described as the ‘… blocking and tackling of gathering intelligence on federal contract pursuits!‘ by neophytes and industry veterans alike. During this CI Bootcamp™ LITE session we’ll discuss: - What is Competitive Intelligence? - Asking the Right Questions. - Competitive Intelligence Sources. - Connecting The Dots!

Marketing to the Government Session 2: Reactive vs Proactive

Date/Time: 8/30/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This module will explain in detail various marketing options for responding to agency market research, as well as how to best develop your proactive marketing approaches to the right agency and the right initial entry point at that agency. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you attend GovCon 101 and Market Research prior to attending any of the Marketing Modules 2-5. All of the Marketing Modules can be attended at any time, however likely you will get the most out of the series if you attend them in sequence.

September 2016


GovCon 101

Date/Time: 9/13/2016, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

Registrations/Certifications

Date/Time: 9/13/2016, 9:00 - 11:30AM
Location: Council Bluffs
Notes: This 2.5 hour session will provide you with an overview of the different registrations and certifications available to companies interested in doing business in the government sector. Attendees will receive a top-level briefing from each organization and then have an opportunity to participate in round table discussions hosted by the each of these areas: Small Business Administration: HUBZone Program, 8(a) Business Development Program/Small Disadvantaged Business Preference Program, Woman-Owned Small Business / Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business Program Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals: Targeted Small Business Program (TSB) Iowa Department of Transportation: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) North Central Minority Supplier Development Council: Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE) CIRAS' Procurement Technical Assistance Program: Veteran Owned Small Business Program, Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Program, System for Award Management, other state / local registrations and certifications Get your questions answered for any and all of these registrations and certifications from your local point of contact! Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101 or the appropriate "Preference Program" on demand training prior to attending this session.

LeanWise SE

Date/Time: 9/14/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: TBD
Notes: Session 5 of 6 An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver's seat A safe place to share challenges and opportunities Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it A certified facilitator to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Each session includes a Lean/Continous Improvement related presentation, facility tour, facilitated sharing and lunch. To Join and/or for more information contact Holly Mueggenberg, Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI, 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Lunch & Learn: Strategy Development and Implementation

Date/Time: 9/15/2016, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Southwest Iowa Community College, Red Oak Center, 2300 North 4th Street, Red Oak, IA 51566
Notes: Organizations can significantly improve their revenues and decrease their costs by developing and implementing an effective strategic plan. However, many companies don't know where to start. This event is designed to take the mystery out of the strategic planning process and support your efforts to improve your company's overall performance.

Marketing to the Government Session 3: Government Tradeshow/Conference Marketing

Date/Time: 9/27/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This module will dive deeper into one specific marketing strategy that all companies should include for their Government marketing; attending Government tradeshows. This session will not only discuss how to identify appropriate options for attendance, but will also discuss in detail how you can best prepare yourself to make the most of your Government tradeshow experience, as a great way to start or continue your Government customer relationships (as well as potential company partner relationships). Prerequisite: It is recommended that you attend GovCon 101 and Market Research prior to attending any of the Marketing Modules 2-5. All of the Marketing Modules can be attended at any time, however likely you will get the most out of the series if you attend them in sequence.

Packing Innovations and Technology

Date/Time: 9/28/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Notes: Learn about the latest Packing Innovations and Technologies and how to exploit them for your strategic advantage. This will be an interactive and hands-on session.

October 2016


Fall 2016 CIRAS Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 10/4/2016 - 10/6/2016, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: The Kirkwood Hotel Conference Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Notes: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and on-line presence to make it the trule effective marketing tool it has to be. Early Bird Registration ends Friday September 2nd, 2016.

ABI Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Date/Time: 10/4/2016, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Prairie Meadows
Notes: A can't miss event for Iowa manufacturers and those looking to do business with manufacturers.

Fall CIRAS Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 10/10/2016 - 10/11/2016, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: The Hotel Kirkwood Conference Center
Notes: Join us and discover how to improve your business with online video marketing! Early Bird Registration ends September 9th, 2016.

GovCon 101

Date/Time: 10/11/2016, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

Packaging Innovations and Technology

Date/Time: 10/12/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Polk County Extension Office, Altoona, IA
Notes: Learn about the latest packaging innovations and technologies and how to exploit them for your strategic advantage. This will be an interactive and hands-on session.

ILC Fall Conference

Date/Time: 10/12/2016 - 10/13/2016, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Cedar Rapids Marriott
Notes: Save the date! ILC Fall Conference will be held October 12-13, 2016 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Featuring two keynote speakers (Rich Sheridan and Jeff Liker), breakout session, intensive workshops, exhibitors, and a networking reception.

HACCP Workshop

Date/Time: 10/20/2016 - 10/22/2016, 1:00pm - Noon
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
Notes: A HACCP workshop will be held at the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory October 20-22, 2016. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.

Marketing to the Government Session 4: B2G Social Media Marketing

Date/Time: 10/25/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This session will also dive deeper into another specific area of marketing strategy, and one that has continued to grow and become more relevant for Government contractors/agencies. The session will explain how the Government uses social media, and how you as a company can capitalize on this and better utilize social media platforms to augment your other marketing strategies. The session will also provide some answers to common company challenges and best practices for moving forward with a social media marketing presence. Most of the discussions in this session can also easily translate to your other business endeavors.Prerequisite: It is recommended that you attend GovCon 101 and Market Research prior to attending any of the Marketing Modules, but especially sessions 2-5. All of the Marketing Modules can be attended at any time, however likely you will get the most out of the series if you attend them in sequence.

Developing a Capability Statement for Government Contracting

Date/Time: 10/25/2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: ISU Webster County Extension Office, 217 S. 25th St, Suite C12, Fort Dodge IA 50501
Notes: Capabilities Statements are a great way to clearly and simply communicate your core competencies, past performance and general company information to Government customers. The Government also utilizes these statements when reviewing a company's "fit" with their agency. During this 2 hour hands-on workshop, you'll discover how to develop a robust and concise company marketing piece to share with Government customers and assist with your Government marketing pursuits. Contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu for more information.

November 2016


GovCon 101

Date/Time: 11/8/2016, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

Basic Sausage Short Course

Date/Time: 11/8/2016, 8:00am - Noon
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
Notes: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Enrollment for this course is limited to 60 so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations utilizing the latest technology.

Succession Planning

Date/Time: 11/8/2016, 11AM - 4PM
Location: Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA
Notes: More details to follow

LeanWise SE

Date/Time: 11/9/2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: UnityPoint Health - Trinity Muscatine
Notes: Session 6 of 6 An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver's seat A safe place to share challenges and opportunities Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it A certified facilitator to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Each session includes a Lean/Continous Improvement related presentation, facility tour, facilitated sharing and lunch. For more information contact Holly Mueggenberg, Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI, 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Subcontracting Opportunities

Date/Time: 11/15/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better “fit” for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government contracting specialist prior to attending this session. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

Food & Beverage, Feed & Grain Processors Innovation Summit

Date/Time: 11/15/2016, 7am - 4pm
Location: Ames, IA Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Notes: This event will include technology presentations in the morning and a technology booth/tradeshow in the afternoon. The morning session may include talks on additive manufacturing, packaging evaluation, sensory science, health and nutritional, internet marketing/recruiting and business model innovation among others. A university or industry expert will speak on the technology topic and highlight ways that it may be able to cut costs or grow sales for your business. The afternoon session allows for a more intimate project discussion with the experts where one can determine how to actually implement one or more of the technologies presented. It's an engaging environment with many opportunities to network that you won't want to miss!

Government Networking Group

Date/Time: 11/18/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: ISU Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Notes: The intent of this networking group is to provide a venue for companies currently pursuing or interested in pursuing Government contracting to network with other companies in their region as well as discuss Government contracting topics, challenges or news in an open forum setting. CIRAS Government contracting specialists will help facilitate the discussions. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu with any questions.

Marketing to the Government Session 5: Using Unsolicited Proposals for Marketing

Date/Time: 11/22/2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This session reviews the federal government’s policy of encouraging the submission of new and innovative ideas in response to Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) topics, Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBTTR) topics, Program Research and Development Announcements (PR&DA), or any other government-initiated solicitation or program. When the new and innovative ideas do not fall under topic areas publicized under those programs or techniques, the ideas may be submitted as unsolicited proposals.Prerequisite: It is recommended that you attend GovCon 101 and Market Research prior to attending any of the Marketing Modules, but especially sessions 2-5. All of the Marketing Modules can be attended at any time, however likely you will get the most out of the series if you attend them in sequence.

December 2016


GovCon 101

Date/Time: 12/13/2016, 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: WEBINAR
Notes: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

January 2017


Cured Meat Short Course

Date/Time: 1/17/2017, 8:00am - Noon
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
Notes: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Enrollment for this course is limited to 60 so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations utilizing the latest technology.